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History of Suffolk - Corton 1865

History of Suffolk - Corton 1865

Post Office Directory of 1865.

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Corton is a scattered village and parish, on the sea shore, in Mutford and Lothingland hundred and incorporation, Lowestoft county court district, rural deanery of Lothingland, Suffolk archdeaconry, Norwich diocese, East Sufffolk, 7 miles south from Yarmouth, and 3 north from Lowestoft, commanding an extensive prospect of the ocean. The church of St Bartholomew has been partially restored: it cosists of a nave and chancel, and a porch on the south side: the tower is very neat, partially covered with ivy, and contains 1 bell. The living is a vicarage, annual value 120 with 25 acres of glebe, in the patronage of the Lord Chancellor, and held by the Rev Frederick Cooke Fowler, M.A. of Jesus College, Cambridge. Here is a small village school, supported and superintended by the rector and his wife. Richard Henry Reeve, Esq. is lord of the manor. The estuary of the yare formerly entered the sea at this place. Here is a preventive station and a high range of sand cliffs. In the neighbourhood are sand and clay pits. Lowestoft North Roads are off here. Area 1,175a. lr. 21p.; population, 530.
Parish Clerk, Benjamin Brown
Letters through Lowestoft, which is also the nearest money order office
Coastguard Station, Mr. John Henderson, chief officer
Charity School, Miss Salmon, mistress

Soames Frederick, esq. Corton Cliff

Baker George, blacksmith
Baker William, shopkeeper
Goodrich William Stannard, farmer
King Susannah (Miss), shopkeeper
Pilch William Gooch, miller & baker
Read Robert, beer retailer
Read Robert, blacksmith
Roe William, farmer
Scales Thomas, White Horse
Smith John, shoe maker
Soans George, carpenter
Squires William, farmer
Woods William Waters, farmer

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